Tear off that rearview mirror

This morning on my walk I was thinking about the future.  I decided that I need to work on not being upset or frustrated with myself for things in the past that I can no longer control or that are natural, like the fact that four years ago as I was applying for college I really had no idea what I wanted to study; or how a couple summers ago I didn’t think about the fact that maybe I’d want to live in Nashville or somewhere different after school, so I should get an internship there to start making connections.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because I feel like, had I known what I know about myself now, I would have made a lot of different decisions and felt more secure in them.  There’s a part of this song by Montgomery Gentry that says “Tear off that rearview mirror, there’s nothing left to see.”  I don’t advocate blocking out the past or disconnecting yourself completely from your former experiences, but sometimes it helps to stop looking backward at things you can’t change.  I always say I’m not someone who has regrets, because I always learn from my experiences and decisions, even if they don’t turn out as I expected.  I’m not sure if looking back and thinking, “If I’d only known . . .” is equal to having a regret (maybe it is), but I am  confident that this way of thinking doesn’t change the future.

Sometimes I just need to stop looking back negatively on the past, stop analyzing what I should have done to make me happier or more successful now, and focus on how much I learned and grew from those experiences.


About maggieagrant

I love my family, friends, mountains, the beach, running, laughing, cooking, reading, and hearing and making music.
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One Response to Tear off that rearview mirror

  1. Jo says:


    something to look at mags. maybe something to see in the path ahead.

    love you.

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